Day: February 15, 2019

Apple ditches five mineral suppliers over failure to pass human rights audits – CNET

The iPhone maker says its “deeply committed” to upholding human rights. …read more Source:: CNet

Bloke thrown in the cooler for eight years after 3D-printing gun to dodge weapon ban

‘I didn’t buy a gun, I built the gun’… Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, Ctrl+P lands Texas man in the slammer A Texas fella banned from owning firearms is now behind bars for trying to 3D print a gun for himself.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

GAO Gives Congress Go-ahead For a GDPR-like Privacy Legislation

An independent report authored by a US government auditing agency has recommended that Congress develop internet data privacy legislation to enhance consumer protections, similar to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). From a report: The 56-page report [PDF] was put together by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), a bi-partisan government agency that provides…

Is That A Word Clock In Your Pocket?

Word clocks are one of those projects that everyone seems to love. Even if you aren’t into the tech behind how they work, they have a certain appealing aesthetic. Plus you can read the time without worrying about those pesky numbers, to say nothing of those weird little hands that spin around in a circle….

Hackers Found Phishing for Facebook Credentials

A “very realistic-looking” login prompt is designed to capture users’ Facebook credentials, researchers report. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Star Wars: Episode 9 filming wraps, but where’s that title? – CNET

Director JJ Abrams says the milestone “feels impossible.” …read more Source:: CNet

VW may invest in Argo AI as part of greater Ford partnership, report says – Roadshow

The two companies value Argo AI at approximately $4 billion, sources told Bloomberg. …read more Source:: CNet

US Investigators Probing Years of WikiLeaks Activities, Report Says

WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange are the subject of a long-running criminal investigation in the U.S., Reuters reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter. Investigators have dug into the website’s activities going back years, people who have been in contact with witnesses in the case say. From the report: American investigators are…

Tips on How to Fight Back Against DNS Spoofing Attacks

Despite a welcome and needed DNS revamp, preventable abuse continues. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Copyright Office Refuses Registration for ‘Fresh Prince’ Star Alfonso Ribeiro’s “Carlton Dance”

The U.S. Copyright Office is skeptical about Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro’s ownership claim over the signature “Carlton Dance,” which became famous after a 1991 episode of the Will Smith series. From a report: In correspondence last month that was surfaced on Wednesday in California federal court, Saskia Florence, a supervisory registration specialist…